It was at the end of the meeting that I (Curt
Hodges) realized that Lion Charles (Hartwig) was not present, so
I don't know who won the pot drawing (but I still am comfortable
in the belief that No. 8 is either not in the peanut butter jar
or is glued to the bottom). I think Lion Donnie Kissinger led
the pledge and Lion Bryan Ulmer led the prayer.
We had a good crowd, with 20 present and speaker
Linda Willey, who talked to us about the Donald W. Reynolds
Institute on Aging, a UAMS agency; the Schmieding Home Caregiver
Training Center, 2813 Forest Home Road and what those agencies
can do for aging folks and those with memory problems.
It was an appropriate program.
The club met at the former Couch's BBQ and was
served a very good breakfast. Our regular meeting place closes
during the July 4 holiday period each year and we must find a
temporary meeting place.
Since the meeting place is the regular venue of
the Jonesboro Optimist Club, It was suggested their banners be
covered during our meetings,, probably in the fear that we might
become a little too "optimistic."
We will meet at the temporary location again on
Past District Governor Norine Westerbeck asked the club if
anyone would be willing to help drive one or a few campers down
to the Camp for the Blind in the Hot Springs area on Sunday,
July 6th and/or Sunday July 13th. There
may be around 80 campers [registration is still going on] this
summer, and several of them from the Jonesboro/Paragould need
rides. If you are interested or need more information, contact
Lion Norine at